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This exceptional operation will be split into five distinct stages:
1/ Until June 20: Registration of horses by sellers. 2 horse profiles are identified for this sale:
– Category 1: Mares, males and geldings aged 4 to 8 years old, left rope aptitude, having been placed in minimum category D races.
Desired sale price/reserve: from €20,000 to €35,000
– Category 2: Mares, males and geldings aged 4 to 8 years old, left rope aptitude, having been placed in minimum category B races.
Desired sale/reserve price: from €50,000 to €100,000
2/ Preselection of horses by American professionals, assisted by 3 French experts chosen for their knowledge of the American and French markets. From Thursday, June 23, making an appointment with the trainers who will undertake to present their horse on the track.
3/ From Tuesday 28 June, on-track testing of preselected horses. The list of horses offered for sale will be established by July 6.
4/ From July 7 to 11, online auction of horses selected via the American agency Preferred Equine Online
5/ From July 13, grouping of horses sold for quarantine and additional analyzes in order to ratify the sale.
“ As everyone needs horses, especially trotters, a French sale is a great opportunity to bring in new blood and build relationships for the future while increasing the number of trotters available. Such a business is really exciting “enthuses Scott DiDomenico, trainer at Gaitway Farm, Manalapan, New Jersey.
“ The interest of Americans for French blood has never been so strong both in breeding and on the tracks. The Open races for aged horses are a real opportunity for our French horses. Their research focuses on manageable horses, easy in pace and character, and which have a left-hand rope ability. “, specifies Claude Guégan, one of the 3 French experts selected to identify the horses for sale.
The registration of horses for sale is done until June 20 via a form accessible in click here.